World Board

Call for World Board Members (2020-2023) Open!

We are calling for World Board Candidates to be elected at our 2020 General Assembly in Rennes, France. Responsibilities of World Board Members include:

Responsibilities of World Board Members

You will find more details the Call for World Board candidates and the Terms of Reference.


Curious? Great! So what’s next?

The deadline for the submission of candidacies is April 30, 2020. Details and instructions on how to apply are available in the Terms of Reference above. Only complete applications will be considered.

If you are curious about who is running for our World Board, check here for a preliminary list of candidates.


About the World Board

The World Board (WB) is democratically elected by all voting members of IFOAM – Organics International and acts out the mandate given to it at the General Assembly. Following a  three-year term, the World Board reports back to membership, presenting their achievements.

At the 2020 General Assembly (GA) in Rennes, France, scheduled for September 26 - 27, 2020, members will cast their vote for World Board candidates who have applied for the 2020-2023 term. The World Board is comprised of ten members and should reflect the full diversity of the organic movement it represents.


World Board of IFOAM - Organics International (2017 - 2020)

From the left: Edith van Walsum (Netherlands), Karen Mapusua (Fiji), Peggy Miars (New President, USA), Hans Herren (Switzerland), Julia Lernoud (Argentina), Choitresh Kumar Ganguly (India), Jennifer Chang (South Korea), David Amudavi (Kenya), Gerold Rahmann (Germany)

Democratically elected by the membership of IFOAM - Organics International, this 10-member team is charged with overseeing and supporting our work growing the global organic marketplace, communicating the benefits of organic, training organic leaders and facilitating capacity-building for organic farmers. In short, the Board develops strategic recommendations that help IFOAM - Organics International further the mainstream adoption of organic practices.